This notice is about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (“Sheriff’s Department” or “LASD”) involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).
DRLC's recent lawsuit, co-counseling with the Law Office of John Burton, against the City of Hawthorne and the Hawthorne Police Department for unlawfully assaulting and brutally tazering an architect who is profoundly deaf has generated press coverage across the country.
Click here for the story as reported by CBS, which features an interview with DRLC Staff Attorney Anna Rivera, who represents architect Jonathan Meister.
On February 26, 2013, Judge Consuelo B. Marshall issued an order granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Approval of the Class Action Settlement between DRLC and co-counsel Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), and the County of Los Angeles in the precedent setting emergency management planning case Communities Actively Living Independent and Free, et al. v.
On February 25, 2013, DRLC filed suit against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA contractor Veolia Transportation Services, Inc. alleging disability discrimination against individuals who use wheelchairs in the provision of fixed route bus services.
Loyola Law School extern with the Cancer Legal Resource Center quoted in LA Times article discussing his experiences working at the CLRC and helping callers navigate their insurance companies. Full story
Universities are legally required to provide students who need them with reasonable accommodations for course examinations. They must make certain that students know about these services. While these laws are in place, it often takes advocacy to put teeth into them. Full story
We all need homes that we- and those who visit us- can get around with ease. This is important for families as well as communities. The disability rights movement has always been a champion of accessible housing and independent living. Too often, however, society has assumed that people with disabilities would simply live in nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. Full story